Here are some special delicacies that feature magical ingredients with high anti-oxidant value and cooked carefully using the most conducive methods to preserve all that nature has to offer. Raj Pavilion as part of Cuisines from the Silk and Spice Route, is hosting The legendary fountain of youth discovered by Chef Pratish Nair. After the famed ITC’s multi-grain dosa, koldkapi and soy bean idly, this time Chef Pratish surprises the city for the with a well-researched menu known for its anti-ageing properties. The menu uses ingredients from Kerala, like the karinjali — an Ayurvedic herb along with fresh aloe vera, red spinach, plums, cannellini beans and quinoa — all these are considered to be a gold mine of anti-oxidants and ranked high in the ORAC scale (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) which can neutralise free radicals and unstable molecules. We know it sounds way too healthy, but we have a feeling the food is going to be yummy anyway!
Where Raj Pavilion, ITC Windsor, Sankey Road
When For dinner only, on till September 1
Uniquely south Indian
It’s hard to turn down a good south Indian meal and adding to the array of delicious food that’s already available in the city, bon South brings to you a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian treats that you might want to check out. Nine stations that will cook food right in front of you, dishing out delicacies such as the jalebi with rabid and more – the menu at bon South features 10 starters, 12 main dishes and about eight desserts. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Where bon South, 131, 1st Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala
When For lunch and dinner, through the week
From the box
Had another hectic day at work? Head to Monsoon for a relaxed Bento Box meal. A sleek and gastronomical delights created by Master Chef Jajo, this box meal offers an appetite-encouraging assortment of delectable treats that includes Miso soups, Tori Teriyaki, Kani Salad, Sake Sashimi, Ebi Prawns, Avocado Shitake Uramaki, Yaki Meshi, Wakame Salad and Tempura Fried Ice Cream among others.
Where Monsoon, The Park, MG Road
When For lunch and dinner, through the week
All in 99
Do a decent Chinese meal by spending just Rs 99. Wangs Kitchen has introduced exclusive value meals that offer combos at pocket-friendly prices. These meals include chef’s soup of the day or a glass of aerated beverage, choice of rice or noodles (hakka noodles/ fried rice/ Schezwan noodles/ Schezwan fried rice) and choice of sauce (Schezwan/ manchurian/ pepper).
Where Across all Wangs outlets
When All day, through the week
All IT-BT corporate worker bees have yet another reason to drive down to Windmills Craftworks. The restaurant has introduced Windmills Business Lunch that offers a wholesome soup, a choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian salads and main courses that include creations from its American or Indian a la carte menu, and a selection of desserts to top it off.
Where Windmills Craftworks, EPIP Zone, Whitefield
When For lunch only, through the week
Five star chaats
It does appear a bit odd to eat street-food at a five star setting but what the Marriott intends to do with its street food festival is give diners the chance to indulge in delicious Indian chaats and snacks at a more hygienic setting. We can’t argue with that.
With a lovely set-up, complete with push carts, cheesy posters and props, the street food festival at the Marriott Whitefield offers kaati rolls, aloo tikki chaat (possibly the best of the lot), bhel puri and other savouries that are put together right in front of you. What’s even cooler is the waiter who comes around to your table with a bicycle, offering you Calcutta-style jhal muri. From the all-time favourite vada pav and pav bhaji, Malabar parathas to even appam stew — the first impression was good enough. While most of the chaats did require a bit tweaking, which the chefs did gladly, upon suggestion, the end result was satisfying. It’s part of the main buffet and is included in the cost but for some of us, we couldn’t bother to look beyond the street fare. So if you’re heading that way during lunch, check it out.
Where MCafe, Marriott, EPIP Area, Whitefield
When 12.30pm to 3.30pm, on till August 31
For Rs 850 plus taxes for adults and Rs 425 plus taxes for children
From your garden
On the occasion of World Kitchen Day, Garden City Farmers (GCF), Bengaluru, is hosting its eighth edition of Oota From Your Thota, Bangalore’s only urban organic gardening fair. The one-day event will give organic farmers a chance to showcase their products like organic vegetables, eco-friendly cosmetics, green washing solutions and composting options. Oota From Your Thota (OFYT), which literally means food from your garden in Kannada, is a quarterly event held with a single-minded purpose of encouraging Bangaloreans to grow their own food organically. Since is often difficult and time consuming for gardeners to source various materials, OFYT brings together all essential resources under one roof.
Where Durga Parameshwari Grounds, opposite Rangashankara, JP Nagar
When 10am to 5pm, on August 25
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